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LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe Certification today announced the accreditation of Ms. Cecilia Valdes Canales, member of Deloitte France. This accreditation means that Deloitte France is authorized to conduct verification assessments for Green Globe worldwide.
Green Globe Certification CEO Mr. Guido Bauer said: “We welcome Ms. Valdes Canales to our global team of sustainable travel and tourism auditors. Ms. Valdes Canales has professional experience in the hotel sector, and has had first-hand experience completing Green Globe audits from the client side.
The Hilton Concord Hotel, located in the East Bay of San Francisco, is incorporating environmental and sustainable systems into its multi-million dollar hotel renovation anticipated to be fully completed in early 2012. The hotel is owned and operated by Interstate Hotels & Resorts, the largest U.S.-based global management company. “Reinvesting in a leading hotel such as the Hilton Concord ideally positions the Company to take full advantage of the anticipated recovery in the lodging segment,” said Jim Abrahamson, CEO of Interstate.
These are some of the questions hospitality giant Accor has been seeking to answer as it prepares a major new sustainability strategy designed to slash environmental impacts and curb energy use across its 42,000 properties.
LOS ANGELES, California - Green Globe announced today that following a long-term commitment to sustainable corporate initiatives with regard to the environment, local community, and employees, Mövenpick Hotel&Resort Beirut has been successfully certified for its triple bottom-line approach to operation and management. The completion of an independent audit found Mövenpick Hotel&Resort Beirut achieved 80 percent of all criteria.
Mövenpick Hotel&Resort Beirut General Manager Alain Chatel said: “Mövenpick Hotel&Resort Beirut is fully committed to promoting sustainability. This commitment is reflected in our management principles and our daily practices, which aim to advance a sustainable future for the generations to come.
ABU DHABI & HONOLULU, Hawaii, November 23, 2011 - The Honorable Maurice F. Strong, Senior Advisor to the 2012 Rio+20 Summit, has been named as the first recipient of the inaugural World Green Tourism Award in recognition of his pivotal role in shaping the global sustainable development agenda, and in recognizing the potential of travel and tourism to make a contribution to mainstream green growth transformation.
Strong will receive the award at the World Green Tourism conference and exhibition, taking place at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from December 5-7, where he will be invited to deliver the valedictory address.
Working closely with National Schools Partnership (NSP) to incorporate the innovative ‘Eco-traveller’ programme into the National Curriculum, Thomson and First Choice’s sustainable tourism key messages have reached over 1,000 schools across the UK and more than 140,000 children.
The Eco-traveller programme, which was launched in June this year, includes a series of activity sheets with teacher notes and an online quiz game for use in the classroom and at home. All these teaching aids are designed to teach primary school children at Key Stage two (aged seven to 11) about the steps that they can take to contribute to a more sustainable future.